Al-Jouf governor opens development projects

Prince-Fahd-bin-BadrAL-JOUF Saudi Arabia: Governor of Al-Jouf Prince Fahd bin Badr opened a multimillion 220-bed hospital here on Saturday at a function that was also attended by Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah.

The SR155 million Tabarjal General Hospital was described by Al-Rabeeah as a “towering medical edifice” in our homeland of giving, fraternity and love.

In his address on the occasion, Al-Rabeeah said that the ministry announced in Ramadan a Kingdomwide project to improve health-care. He added that the project is based on an analysis of the current health-care system. “The project is based on the principles of comprehensiveness, justice and equality, and is aimed at providing citizens with health services wherever they might be,” he said.

Al-Rabeeah pointed out that his ministry has initiated new programs to improve performance at all health-care facilities.

“These initiatives, among others, include a family management program, a program for medical care in the home, a clinical attendance program and a patients’ relationship program,” he added.

The governor also opened on Friday a number of health facilities in Qurayat. These include a diabetes center, a poisons lab and outpatient clinics costing about SR17 million.

“These projects were undertaken by our government to provide high-quality health services to citizens and expatriates,” he said.